C.S. Lewis said it right when he said, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”
In this || Video Episode || I share THREE powerful Truths I learned one summer from White Water Rafting Down a River with some awesome teenagers my freshman year in college. LOL ! Doesn’t that sound fun? It was fun, but it was also brutal. I had more than one thought to throw those kids overboard. 🤣JK
What I learned on the River that week with those teenagers would play such a vital role in how I navigated through difficulty and not around it.
1) Choose to do what’s difficult
AIM TO THE ROCK! We get more courageous when we navigate through the hard stuff, rather than around it.
The principles I learned helped see me through helping my dad navigate his addictions for YEARS and then finding the GUTS to release him to GOD. Releasing people is a stronger way to Trust God for their healing. It doesn’t mean you don’t love them. It just means you know you can’t change them. AIM FOR THE ROCK!
The principles I learned on the RIVER gave me COURAGE to allow God to see me through Postpartum after Ivy was born. To reach out to someone, have a coffee and build a relationship even though I was scared.
2) Trust the Guide
FOR me this is GOD. He know’s better than me. Make sure you are listening to the people who have wisdom. Listen to people who are in the water with you. They know BEST.
3) Who is in your Boat Matters
I had spent so much time with those students. We walked together through painful moments. We laughed. We were family.We trusted each other and we were in it together!
God knew what was down the RIVER (LIFE) ahead of me. HE was there waiting to give me instructions to navigate, as soon as I was ready to LISTEN.
PRAY!!! “Courage is fear that said it’s Prayers.” Dorothy Bernard
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6